New Reviews on

The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature and listed on the RBL blog (

Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just, S.J., and Tom Thatcher, eds.
John, Jesus, and History, Volume 2: Aspects of Historicity in the Fourth Gospel
Reviewed by Tobias Hagerland

John Bodel and Saul M. Olyan, eds.
Household and Family Religion in Antiquity
Reviewed by Jason Lamoreaux

Jochen Flebbe
Solus Deus: Untersuchungen zur Rede von Gott im Brief des Paulus an die Römer
Reviewed by Wayne Coppins

George Kwame Agyei Bonnah
The Holy Spirit: A Narrative Factor in the Acts of the Apostles
Reviewed by Joshua Mann

Nancy C. Lee and Carleen Mandolfo, eds.
Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts
Reviewed by Elizabeth Boase

George W. E. Nickelsburg and Michael E. Stone, eds.
Early Judaism: Text and Documents on Faith and Piety
Reviewed by Gerbern Oegema

Gail R. O’Day and David L. Petersen, eds.
Theological Bible Commentary
Reviewed by Harold W. Attridge

Dorothy M. Peters
Noah Traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Conversations and Controversies of Antiquity
Reviewed by Claudia D. Bergmann

Baruch J. Schwartz, David P. Wright, Jeffrey Stackert, and Naphtali S. Meshel, eds.
Perspectives on Purity and Purification in the Bible
Reviewed by Jonathan D. Lawrence

Ben Witherington III
New Testament Rhetoric: An Introductory Guide to the Art of Persuasion in and of the New Testament
Reviewed by InHee Cho

Quote of the day

“I think that the Philonic corpus is the single most important body of material from Second Temple Judaism for our understanding of the development of Christianity in the first and second centuries. . . . I am convinced, that the Philonic corpus helps us to understand the dynamics of early Christianity more adequately than any other corpus.”

from G.E. Sterling, ‘“Philo has not been used half enough”: The significance of Philo of Alexandria for the Study of the New Testament,’ in Perspectives in Religious Studies 30 (2003):252.